2019-06-13 Minutes

Board of Trustees                                                                          June 13, 2019

West Blount Fire & EMS District


The Board of Trustees for West Blount Fire and Emergency Medical Services District met at Fire Station No. 1 on June 13, 2019, and was called to order at 7:00 PM by Greg Reid, chair, with opening prayer by Billy Giddy.  All Trustees were present plus JJ Ivey, Chief, Melissa Thomas, Treasurer, Diane Cox & Lisa Morgan, Billing Managers.      


The minutes of the May 9, 2019 meeting were accepted on motion by Annette Cox, seconded by Billy Giddy. 


Financial report – The operating balance for May was $456,975.65.  Total receipts were $23,968.31, including dues of $22,929.46.  Total expenses were $68,282.13, including payroll of $24,606.46 and the ladder truck $24,800.   


The Financial Report was accepted on motion by Annette Cox, seconded by Marty Stover.


Chief’s Report


Total calls for May were 120 (including 8 out-of-area -- Bangor 5, Nectar 1,Locust Fork 1, Dallas/Selfville 1): 66 medical, 16 auto accidents, 2 911, 2 structure fires, 3 vehicle fires, 2 investigative, 10 assist, 2 wild fires, 3 fire alarms, 2 haz-mat, 3 tree down, 1 wire down and 8 public service.


An offer of $2,500 for the old ladder truck has been received from Midway Fire Department in Florida.  A counter offer of $3,250 will be made, willing to come down to $3,000.  The new ladder truck is in service.


The title has been received for Engine 1954.  Cleveland will be buying this engine next week.


The new rescue truck is on order as of last week.


A safe deposit box has been purchased at Tradition’s Bank to hold all vehicle titles.  Two names are required by the bank,  JJ Ivey and Greg Reid will go to the bank to sign the necessary forms.


A donation from Fireman’s fund of $1,000 has been received.  Chief Ivey would like to purchase two recliners for Station 2 with these funds.


The Chief’s report was accepted on motion by Annette Cox, seconded by Marty Stover.


Old Business


Billing Update – At the end of May there were 54 total CLA’s (conditional lien agreements) on file.  The attorneys have a total of 249 accounts with 25 with payment plans, 100 accounts have had liens filed with the $25 lien letter fee added to those accounts and will be charged another $25 for the release letter when the lien is released. Received from MSN (Massey, Stotser, & Nicholas) a check for $1,226.82, making a total collected through them of $28,443.48.  There are 1085 accounts in the system totaling $351,076.53,

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which includes all outstanding dues from the beginning.   Total exemptions approved were 109 and there were 6 denied.   As of the end of May collection is at 67%.


New Business


July 4th Community Event - Blue Bell has offered to donate 240 cups of vanilla ice cream if we will buy 260.  After discussion, Dolores Fort moved, seconded by Annette Cox, to purchase 360 cups to make a total of 600.  Motion carried.


Work on Station 1 driveway will begin next week.


The Storm Shelter, next to Station 1, being built by the Town of Hayden is nearing completion.  A key will be on premises at Station 1.   


The next meeting will be July 11, 2019, 7:00 PM at Fire Station 1.


The meeting was adjourned on motion by Annette Cox at 7:30 PM.





Annette Cox                               

Dolores Fort                               

Billy Giddy                                 

Greg Reid

Marty Stover

JJ Ivey

Melissa Thomas

Diane Cox

Lisa Morgan


1 guest was present         



                                                                                Submitted by                                                                                                               Dolores Fort